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Inver Grove Heights man charged with attempted murder after home invasion


Semaji Jamal Clemons

A 29-year-old Inver Grove Heights man was charged July 22 with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree assault.

Mon
22
Jul

Henry Sibley aquatics center gets green light


With the City of Mendota Heights’ blessings, a new aquatics center will be built at Henry Sibley High School. Water activities will be moved from Heritage Middle School, the former high school location. (courtesy of City of Mendota Heights)

A unanimous vote of approval made by the Mendota Heights City Council July 16 was met by applause from a council chamber filled with supporters. 

Mon
22
Jul

Books for donation

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q. What kind of books do you accept for donation? I have a number of hard-bound books that are business related, focusing on organization and management methods. Can you use them?

Mon
22
Jul

Getting up to speed on the new hands-free phone law

The hands-free phone bill that was passed in the Legislature this spring goes into effect Aug. 1. 

Mon
22
Jul

Dragon Festival met with fiery heat


Marjorie Otto/Review

With tropical weather for mid-July it was a good time to be racing dragon boats on Lake Phalen during the annual Dragon Festival held July 13 and 14.

Mon
22
Jul

More of Maryland to undergo 4-to-3 lane conversion

Another section of Maryland Avenue will be studied this summer and fall as it’s reduced from four lanes to three.

Mon
22
Jul

‘She doesn’t let it slow her down’


16-year-old Inver Grove Heights resident Elizabeth Link was in Washington, D.C., from July 8 to 10, as part of the JDRF Children’s Congress. She meet with members of Congress to share what it’s like to live with Type 1 Diabetes and why research funding is critical. Link joined more than 160 youth delegates who meet with some of the top decision-makers in the U.S. government. (photos courtesy Deb Link)

Local teen lobbies in D.C. for diabetes research

In 2015, Elizabeth Link started to feel not quite right. She was always tired, hungry and thirsty, always having to use the bathroom.

Mon
22
Jul

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

If you are traveling internationally during the summer, now is the time to enroll in the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP is a free service that allows U.S.

Mon
22
Jul

Everyday citizens recognized for heroic actions


On July 15, Nicholas and Benjamin Footh were given Citizen Lifesaving Awards for their May rescue of a man who had jumped from the Wakota Bridge. (courtesy of TownSquare TV)

Two citizens were recognized for their life-saving efforts at the July 15 South St. Paul City Council meeting. 

Police Chief Bill Messerich presented Nicholas and Benjamin Footh with Citizen Lifesaving Awards. 

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22
Jul

Observation deck and trail going in at Swede Hollow Park


The nonprofit youth organization Tree Trust is currently working on improvements in Swede Hollow Park. It’s building a new observation deck and improving a primitive trail near the creek, work tied to suggestions made during the city’s ongoing process of creating a master plan for the park. (courtesy of City of St. Paul)

Look for some improvements at Swede Hollow Park this summer. 

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